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Uganda to deploy 27 police officers in Somalia

Twenty-seven Uganda police officers are set for deployment under the African Union Mission in Somalia. The officers concluded a mandatory pre-deployment training in Peacekeeping Missions in Uganda on Friday. The Deputy Director of Operations John Nuwagira urged the officers going for a peacekeeping mission in Somalia to maintain discipline and integrity while serving in the mission. Nuwagira made the remarks while closing a mandatory pre-deployment training for the peaceKeeping mission.

The training was held at CID headquarters at Kibuli.  He also urged the officers to have respect for diversity and work hard towards restoring peace in Somalia. Barely two months ago five Ugandan soldiers serving with African Union troops in Somalia have been found guilty of killing seven civilians there in August and two of them were sentenced to death, while three others have been given 39-year prison sentences. Uganda started deploying police units in Somalia in July 2012 following the deployment of its army, the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) in 2007.  .

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